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I have been interested in nature for most of my life but since I retired I spend as much time as I can exploring the nature reserves and wildlife hotspots of my adopted home, Dorset in southern England. Whilst out I record what I see and take snaps where I can (I am no photographer!) and that forms the basis of my Nature of Dorset website. When I find something new I like to research it and write about it in my nature notes, it is how I learn and hopefully you might find my notes helpful as well!

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16 July, 2012

Fleecy Milk-cap (Lactarius vellereus)

The Fleecy Milkcap is a large, funnel shaped fungus. It can be anything from 3 to 11 inches across the cap which is whitish at first but then tends to turn ochre with age. Often found near birch and pine so quite at home in the woods of the Dorset heaths. Fairly common and appearing in autumn in small groups.

It is not edible; it tastes horrible.
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Find out more about the Fleecy Milkcap in Dorset here: www.natureofdorset.co.uk/species_panel/Fleecy%20Milk-cap?...